Dungannon Primary Schools celebrate success together

Tuesday 03 March 2020

Pupils from Dungannon Primary School and St. Patrick’s Primary School have been celebrating together having successfully completed the ‘Shared Future, Shared Goals’ programme, led by the Education Authority (EA), funded by the Shared Education Signature Project.

Dungannon Primary School and St Pats Primary School Photograph

Coaches from the Irish Football Association (IFA) and the Ulster Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), deliver the ‘Shared Future, Shared Goals’ programme which provides schools with a mix of physical activity, such as learning football skills, and classroom-based learning on topics including circulation, nutrition and mental health and wellbeing. 

EA Project Coordinator, Paul Close explains

“By learning sports together, pupils have opportunities to better build mutual understanding of their culture and identity.  While the programme is primarily focussed on the pupils, it has also created opportunities for teachers and coaches to share their expertise with each other, and that is something that we are delighted to see happening.

“We'd like to congratulate the pupils and teachers of Dungannon Primary School and St Patrick’s Primary School for their hard work and commitment in successfully completing the ‘Shared Future, Shared Goals’ programme.

Dungannon Primary School Principal, Mr Thompson highlighted 

"Sport has a special way of bringing us all together, and our pupils tell us how much they have enjoyed learning new skills and finding out more about their friends from St Patrick’s Primary School."

Mr Devlin, Principal of St Patrick’s Primary School said

"Our children look forward to meeting their friends from Dungannon Primary School, and the ‘Shared Future, Shared Goals’ programme is a great opportunity to learn and play together."


EA encourages and facilitates Shared Education partnerships among schools, across Northern Ireland. During this academic year it is hoped that up to 1000 pupils will be involved in the ‘Shared Future, Shared Goals’ programme.

Last updated: 03/03/2020